Peebles, Benson 1911

Obituary – Benson Peebles
East Liverpool Tribune


Esteemed Citizen Expired Yesterday Morning at His Home on
Maple Avenue From Heart Disease-Funeral Tomorrow

Profound sorrow was expressed throughout the city yesterday morning (June 12, 1911) when it became known that Benson Peebles of 1769 Maple avenue had succumbed to heart disease of long standing. No citizen was held in greater esteem and the sympathy of a wide circle of admiring friends goes out to the bereaved wife and relatives.

The funeral services will be held at 3 o’clock tomorrow afternoon from the home, Rev. U. Niehoff, pastor of the Second Presbyterian church of Wellsville, and Rev. B. M. Price of Waterford. Pa., former pastor of the local church officiating. Interment will be made in Spring Hill cemetery. McLean Bros. will be the undertakers in charge.

Mr. Peebles was born in Wellsville October 3, 1860, a son of the late Jasper and Hannah Peebles. T the time of his birth his parents resided on Washington avenue. He attended the local schools. Finishing his education at the old school building on Sixth street, he entered the employ of the C. & P. Railway company. He continued in the employ of the company for 28 years 19 years in the shops and 19 years as a locomotive engineer. Seven years ago he quit railroading and took charge of the stationary engine at the U. S. Pottery company’s plant, which position he held until his last illness, eight weeks ago.

On October 25, 1885, the deceased was united in marriage with Miss Emma Minor. Although no children was born to the union, the couple have had the care and keeping of two nieces, one nephew and a brother of Mr. Peebles from their early youth. The near surviving relatives are three brothers, John of Indianapolis, Ind., George of Cleveland and Jasper of Hammondsville; one sister, Mrs. John Welsh of Steubenville; a cousin, Robert Peebles of New Castle, Pa., and two nieces, Mrs. G. G. Hough and Miss Maud Chip.

Mr. Peebles was a charter member of the Second Presbyterian church. He was also a member of Wellsville division, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, and a charter member of Wellsville lodge Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen.